What you'll do
Get in touch with Portuguese gastronomy from A to Z . This means getting familiar with the history of the place, the people behind the product, the origin of the dish, its confection and ultimately tasting a rich cuisine: 1) Roadtrip through Alentejo’s dry, golden plains and its traditional whitewashed villages. 2) Visit a local Homestead to get familiar with the argricultural products from Alentejo (If partner unavailable we will go on a cork tour) 3) Have a traditional Alentejo lunch in Montemor o Novo. 4) Go on a wine tour and wine tasting. 5) If we have time we can catch the sunset in Arraiolo's castle. Much like its Mediterranean cousins, Portugal’s food is vast, rich and ultimately an experience difficult to forget. During this day, you will be immersed in Portuguese gastronomy from Alentejo and understand why the cuisine is the way it is!
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Traditional lunch. Cookies
Wine tour & tasting ; Homestead visit
Where you'll be
"Herdade do Freixo do Meio" is an Alentejo farm where in 1990 a new generation took up the challenge of managing it as a Common Good (If unavailable we will go on a cork tour). "Páteo dos Petiscos" is a family owned restaurant in Montemor, where you can have the best cuisine Alentejo has do offer. "Monte da Ravasqueira" is one of the most well known vinyeards in Portugal and operates one of the biggest private collection of carriages in Europe.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
While the spirit of the tour will be kept intact everytime, in rare occasions some places highlighted in the description will be changed since we're dependent on partner availability.
Alentejo and its cuisine from Lisbon